2018-06_LT-DreamingLikeGod

Dreaming Like God

Fear can often blind us from truth, and the truth is, decisions made out of fear are rarely the right ones.

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2018-02_YouthGroupAddict

Confessions of a Recovering Youth Group Addict

I was the girl who showed up early to every Life Night, signed up early for every retreat, attended literally 6 Steubenvilles as a high schooler (how is that even possible?), and proudly carried my (somewhat intentionally) tattered Bible around with my everywhere.

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2018-05_LT-Anxiety

Dealing With Anxiety as a Catholic

When I began to see just how much anxiety was affecting me, I started to pray and pray that God would alleviate this burden from my life.

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2018-04_LT-Battle

Don’t Wait to Join the Fight

The fight between heaven and hell, angels and demons, God and Satan, on the battleground of our souls is happening right this second and it isn’t going to end until the day we die.

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2018-04_LT-GriefPt1

Journeying Through Grief

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Recently I attended a grief retreat where participants were grieving the loss of children, parents, family members, illnesses, family separation, relationships, childhood innocence, dreams they once had for the future, and so much more. I witnessed honesty, vulnerability […]

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2018-04_LT-MentalHealth

Why You Should Take Your Mental Health Seriously

I know from experience that my anxiety increases during times when I stray from God and remain stuck in sin. But mental health cannot be reduced to a lack of love for Jesus because it is a complicated psychological and biological reality.

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2018-04_LT-CatholicNotWhatIDo

Being Catholic is More Than Something I “do”

Moreover, living out the Catholic faith means so much more than going to a certain high school or praying at a certain church on Sundays. It means we have been chosen by our heavenly Father to enter into an intimate relationship of infinite and unfailing love.

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2018-04_LT-SummerPurposeEducation

This Summer, Find Purpose in Education

Regardless of what you’ve heard, there is no perfect “American Dream”; but if you dream of using your best attributes to fulfill the mission God has for you, that within itself is perfect.

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2018-04_LT-SelfCare

What it Really Means to Practice Self-Care

As good Christians, we are told to put our own needs aside for the good of the other, but there comes a point where we sacrifice so much of our own energy and resources that we no longer have anything good left for ourselves, our work, our relationships, or our spirituality.

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2018-04_LT-StandUpForFaith

Take a Stand: a Play-by-Play of How to Stand up for Your Beliefs

As I listened to their words and their confusion, the little voice inside my head started to ask, “Should you say something?” I knew the truth beyond their confusion, but how could I speak truth in that moment?

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